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VENEZUELA: Caracas Hosts 7th Int’l Puppet Festival

Puppeteers from Argentina, France and Cuba are in Venezuela's capital for the 7th International Puppet Theater Festival. More than 100 people, the majority of them parents with children continue reading »

Spain to Bolivia: Sorry We Helped Stopped the President’s Plane

The Spanish government on Monday presented to Bolivia a note apologizing for the July 2 incident involving President Evo Morales' plane and expressed confidence that the issue had been put to rest and that bilateral relations will remain on an even keel. continue reading »

Kidnapped Honduran Professor, Journaist Found Dismembered in Sugar Cane Field

The Honduran Attorney General's Office confirmed on Wednesday that the remains found this week in the northern part of the country are those of a journalist who was kidnapped June 24. continue reading »

Three National Police Die in Peruvian Jungle on Training Mission

Three police officers died when the helicopter they were using to make a nighttime training flight crashed five kilometers (three miles) northwest of the city of Tingo Maria in Peru's central jungle, the National Police reported Wednesday in a communique. continue reading »

Use of Wild, Exotic Animals in Circuses Banned in Colombia

Elephants, lions, bears, tigers, monkeys and other wild animals will no longer be permitted in circuses in Colombia under a bill approved by Congress. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Maduro Has Audience with Pope Francis

Pope Francis and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro dealt here Monday with some of the Andean country's problems such as poverty and crime, the Vatican press office said. continue reading »

Chilean Students Continue Massive Protests Demand Education Reform

Tens of thousands of students took to the streets of this capital and other Chilean cities on Thursday for another in a long series of protests calling for a radical shakeup of the nation's educational system. continue reading »

U.S. and Colombia: Holding First Meeting on Racial & Ethnic Equality

The U.S. and Colombia will hold their first planning meeting on the “U.S.-Colombia Action Plan on Racial and Ethnic Equality” on June 12 and 13, in Washington D.C. continue reading »

Arizona Seeing More Undocumented Central Americans Illegally Crossing Border

Undocumented Central American immigrants, especially Guatemalans, crossing the Arizona border during fiscal year 2013 increased considerably, according to Border Patrol records. continue reading »

Latin America at Venice’s 55th Biennale

The 55th edition of the Biennale of Venice is ready to open an international audience this week and Latin America will be well represented as National participants. continue reading »

Machu Pichu in Peru

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CHILE: Gold Mining Company Fined $16.5M for Environmental Violations

Chile's SMA environmental watchdog said Friday that it had imposed an 8-billion-peso (roughly $16.5-million) fine on Canada's Barrick Gold and ordered it to halt its Pascua-Lama mine project over environmental violations. continue reading »

Ancient Terrace Steps at Pisac, Peru

The conversation fluctuates between a legendary Tunki coffee and a brand new pisco, Larroca, served up cold, in accordance with the tastes of its creator: Bernardo Roca Rey, architect of the Novoandino cuisine, exquisite epicure, president of the Peruvian Society of Gastronomy (APEGA), and the current promoter of the rescue and rehabilitation of Peru’s millions of acres of agricultural terraces. continue reading »

HONDURAS: 4.7 Earthquake, Aftershock Damage Numerous Homes

At least six people were injured, 120 others evacuated and 66 dwellings damaged in an earthquake and aftershocks in Atlantida, a province on the Caribbean coast of Honduras, the emergency management office said Wednesday. continue reading »

Chile Fire Destroys Dozens of Homes in Valparaiso

More than 30 houses have been destroyed by a fire burning on the La Cruz and Mariposas hills in the Chilean city of Valparaiso, located 120 kilometers (74 miles) west of Santiago, on the Pacific coast. continue reading »

$341 Million Expansion Planned for Mexico’s Coca-Cola Bottler

Mexico's Arca Continental, the second-largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America after Coca-Cola Femsa, announced that it plans to invest 4.2 billion pesos ($341 million) to drive t continue reading »

ARGENTINA: Gov’t Launches Negotiation Process to Protect Mine Workers

Argentina's government has launched a crisis-negotiation process that temporarily bars Brazilian mining giant Vale from firing workers at its halted potash project. continue reading »

Protesting in Venezuela after Nicolas Maduro Named Official Presidential Winner

In Latin America news, protests in Venezuela continue after Hugo Chavez' successor Nicolas Maduro was elected President in a tight race. Supporters of Henrique Capriles are urging for a recount. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Detain 120 Central American Migrants in Southern MX

Army troops and Federal Police officers detained 120 Central American migrants, including 20 children, in southern Mexico, officials said Thursday. continue reading »

COLOMBIA: Marchers Call for Peace Between Gov’t, FARC

Thousands of Colombians filled the streets of this capital and other cities Tuesday to support the peace process being negotiated by the government and FARC rebels, in the most pluralistic rally that a continue reading »